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PGS Accountancy Services

Solving the puzzles of business growth, tax planning and accounting.

Hull Tax Saving Specialist

Our fixed fee services cover a wide range of accounting options which will help you with your company planning.

Accounting Principal, Paul Stark qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1993

He has been helping local people save tax and improve their  businesses ever since!

His extensive  experience with accountancy firms, in the public sector and in industry mean he has  gained  a wide range of experience with differing types and sizes of business.

He was awarded a fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2004

“Thank you for providing a high quality financial service to our Charity. Reliable and Efficient service always received. Thank you for making Accountancy understandable! Always willing to undertake the honorary treasurers role with enthusiasm!”

Debbie Andrew Manager of “Relate Hull & East Yorkshire”

“Paul of PGS Accountancy has been looking after my books for many years. He is easy to get hold of when I have a question and his answers are very informative plus more importantly he talks to me in a language that I understand. If you think all accountants are the same, you haven’t had a chat with Paul.”

Valerie Prentice: Cultural Bodyworks, Beverley

We work closely with our clients and act for a broad range of business and personal clients.

Apart from the more general types of accountancy and taxation services we can also assist you with business development and specialist tax services.

Our philosophy is always to do our utmost to.

  • Provide friendly, courteous and efficient service;
  • Always exceed your expectations;
  • Listen to what YOU are saying;
  • Communicate with you quickly and fully;
  • Never surprise you with bills you are not expecting;
  • Be honest, truthful and upfront with you at all times;
  • Aim for you to pay the least amount of tax payable within the law;
  • Provide pro-active business advice wherever possible.

Business Accounts

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Preparation of partnership accounts
  • Reports on analytical review of accounts
  • In addition detailed summaries can be produced giving the proprietor added value information of graphs/charts and five year summaries

Limited Company Accounts

  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Preparation of abbreviated accounts for filing with Companies House
  • Filing of abbreviated accounts with Companies House on your behalf
  • As with sole trade/partnership accounts, added value information can be provided

Income Tax

  • Business profits – tax computations and calculations – ensuring you pay the right amount of tax for the business claiming all relevant up to date allowances
  • Personal self assessment tax returns
  • Partnership tax returns
  • Capital allowance computations

Here be dragons

As you can see we are now at the advanced development stage. When I was little I wanted to be an inventor. I know, most kids want to be firemen or cowboys or astronauts but I didn’t (well, astronaut appealed until I found out how hard the training had been). I loved reading science stuff and dreamed of discovering something massively important to the world. Of course we get older and realise being a fireman isn’t just rushing around in a loud red truck and that being a cowboy is hard, dirty, smelly, and (as a small child imagines it) you are 100 years too late anyway. Same with my ideas for space travel and robot dinosaurs. I kept up my interest though and went on to study physics at Durham. One of the problems was that no one at school suggested engineering and as it sounded like oil and spanners and getting very dirty I chose a pure science. Unfortunately, I then realised that pure physics is not really the best starting point for a career in engineering (should have done more research 😊) hence my move out to accountancy. I got to deal with figures and analyse numbers though, which kept me happy. I still had a hankering to create something new though and have been involved in a couple of start ups employing new ideas and new technology. Sadly, neither got off the ground but I did get a bit of the buzz of being involved with something potentially ground breaking, even if they were fairly niche products. You don’t have to be producing spaceships or... read more

How many inventors does it take to change a lightbulb?

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration; so said Thomas Edison and he ought to know having filed patents for over 1,000 new products; items including the phonograph (early record player) and the dictaphone. But not the electric light bulb. Although it is normally regarded as his signature work, the idea of sending a current through a thin wire held in a partial vacuum to create light was first demonstrated years before he was born. However, back in the early 19th Century vacuum technology was rubbish, the bulbs glowed feebly and briefly… and then went out. It would be years before a machine capable of creating a good vacuum (physicists say hard vacuum) was invented. Then the race to produce a workable light bulb was on. And in 1880 Edison won. His triumph wasn’t about the initial concept, it was about turning that concept into a commercially viable end product. He needed to find a metal alloy that would glow brightly enough to be useful and last long enough to be worth installing electricity in homes instead of gas lighting. And his name has been almost synonymous with this idea ever since. Ever since innovators have been looking to improve the original, making them last longer and glow stronger and cost less to produce, be more robust, even changing the shape for practical purposes or just to be decorative. Finally even more advanced technology has superceded the incandescent bulb and it is now disappearing from our homes to be replaced with fluorescent bulbs and LED lights consuming far less power for the strength of the light they produce. If... read more

Be unafraid, be very unafraid.

I’ve noticed a couple of surveys this week. One about the most hated buzzwords and one about the most intimidating professions to deal with. Taking the office buzzwords first, the number one hate was “touch base”, which I have to admit is one I dislike. What’s wrong with “meet”, apart from anything else it sounds like a baseball term and we don’t really play that over here (although we did actually invent the game; it’s mentioned in one of Jane Austens novels). The number two peeve was also mentioned by over 20% of those asked and was “Blue sky thinking”. Have to admit I do use that but like the F word, generally not in public. Sadly my all-time un-favourites weren’t on the list. “Going forward”. That one really gets me. Don’t know why, it just does. Maybe it’s because (as far as time is concerned) you can’t actually do anything BUT go forward. And 24/7, how about “all the time”.# The survey suggested that it’s because it saves time to use this jargon, but most of the time frankly it doesn’t. Anyhow, on to survey number 2. The most feared profession is Gordon Ramsey’s : chefs. Also bar staff and waiters are considered hard to deal with. I wonder is this isn’t more to do with the dislike of spoiling a night out if you need to complain. After these guys come accountants and bookkeepers. Really, we are scary? Haven’t they seen Monty Pythons Lion Tamer sketch, or the Marriage guidance counsellor sketch? Surely we are harmless? Or maybe it’s that a lot of accountants like to baffle... read more

Time Lords (and Ladies)

  Joanna Lumley as the actual first female Dr Who So, the new Dr. Who is to be a woman, and there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Personally I don’t watch it so I don’t really care. Whatever else it is an innovative idea. Except that we have been here before. Back in 1999 Comic Relief did a spoof Dr. Who with Rowan Atkinson as the Doctor (search Curse of Fatal Death if you are curious). At the end he regenerates into several well know male actors and then finally as a 13th doctor turns into Joanna Lumley (looking great at 53). So not that innovative (although Steven Moffat wrote the sketch so he can’t really be accused of ripping himself off). But are you doing something genuinely innovative yourself. Are you developing something that you didn’t know if it would work; or still don’t because the project isn’t finished. Or did you try and it didn’t work out. It doesn’t have to be rocket science, you don’t have to be inventing a time machine. Just something new; longer, shorter, lighter, smaller, greener, quicker to make, cheaper to make, less waste. Maybe a customer wants something that’s not standard and you have to come up with a way of giving it to them. Or you need to combine different products in a completely new way. Or use an existing product for a different purpose. Even if it’s just the process that is new and not the finished product, that’s Ok too. In short if you make anything then you are 99% likely to be doing R&D and... read more

Easy to get hold of

“Paul of PGS Accountancy has been looking after my books for many years. He is easy to get hold of when I have a question and his answers are very informative plus more importantly he talks to me in a language that I understand. If you think all accountants are the same, you haven’t had a chat with Paul.”

Valerie Prentice: Cultural Bodyworks, Beverley

Reliable and Efficient service

Thank you for providing a high quality financial service to our Charity. Reliable and Efficient service always received. Thank you for making Accountancy understandable! Always willing to undertake the honorary treasurers role with enthusiasm!”

Debbie Andrew Manager of “Relate Hull & East Yorkshire”

He gives 100%

“Paul at PGS Accountancy is very friendly and approachable. Nothing is ever too much trouble. He gives 100% in his service and I would certainly recommend him to other businesses.”

Thank you

“Just a quick line to thank you for the work done for me in the past few years, the advice and assistance in sorting out my corporation tax in these very hard trading times is most welcome”

PGS Accountancy Services

54 Ridgestone Ave,
Bilton,
Hull.
HU11 4AJ

T: 01482 814895

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